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National Park of the East

Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
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Fun hike and swim in a freshwater cave~

You can hike through the park and explore a freshwater cave, and even snorkel or dive in the cave... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Montreal, Canada
Isle Saona Excursion

Everyone should have an experience like this once in their life. The catamaran ride to the island... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
via mobile
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Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

You can hike through the park and explore a freshwater cave, and even snorkel or dive in the cave. Bring bug spray (or wear long cloths) and wear hiking shoes. You also need a flashlight for the cave. There's also organized tours of the park...we...More

2  Thank spelud
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Everyone should have an experience like this once in their life. The catamaran ride to the island was beautiful relaxing and fun. The island itself was gorgeous with beautiful palms on a soft white sand beach. The lunch served was delicious, with local dishes like...More

2  Thank traveltime5759
Reviewed 26 February 2017

For $3 US per person this is well worth exploring. You can hike to a natural underground cave. It's pretty awesome. You need to wear running shoes and you MUST bring a flashlight or a headlamp. Go in the morning when it is cooler. The...More

1  Thank laurieszoo
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There is an official price which includes a guide and there is an unofficial way of getting in. A lot of people just walk along the beach into the park. Most stay on the beach. But some walk to the cave which is a 1.8...More

4  Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I went for an early morning run from Dreams La Romana to the park. I felt a little guilty because on my way in and out there was no one manning the booth, so I didn't get a chance to pay my 100 pesos. There...More

Thank Pennerfamily
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A short 10 or so minute walk from the town of Bayahibe to the entrance of the Park, enjoy a hike through the park on well laid out trails, there is a small entry fee ($5usd last time I was there), also several underground caves...More

1  Thank PaulaG-Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We took a cab from Dominicus to Padre Nuestro, which is the "official" entrance to the path that leads to one of the three caves in the park. This cave is really cool, interesting looking, and with very beautiful completely clear spring water nice for...More

6  Thank MadisonFamily
Reviewed 28 December 2016

It seems like there are a few different areas of the park to visit. Clearly, you should go to Saona Island when you are in Bayahibe. We went and it was lovely. But we also went to visit the Padre Nuestro area which is very...More

4  Thank MargaretNicole
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We drove our rental scooters, down to the end of the road, to where the gate to this Park was indicated. Sketchy. A kind of dirt road ran into the woods, from the parking area, although calling it a 'road' is generous. Six of us...More

1  Thank MadGuy36
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It was hard to get there with a small car because rain destroyed the road but when we get and meet our guide it was perfect. 1 hour fun with swim and dive in a cave, climbing at the end... fun

Thank G_Caba_Bo
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Jay E
4 February 2016|
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Response from Rolf M | Reviewed this property |
There are marked trails that are pretty easy to follow but kind of rough. There is a Park Ranger who will come out and great you when you walk/drive up. He is plains clothes but really nice (does not speak english). The... More